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Is there a sure-fire way to set up a planned giving effort from scratch in a congregation? While there's no magic bullet, Jim Murphy, ECF's managing program director for financial resources, recommends these basic steps.
Strategic Solutions is a program offering facilitation and assistance for congregations, dioceses, and Episcopal schools to envision and fund future ministries.
On Memorial Day and Veterans Day we honor and remember the men and women who have served in our Countrys armed forces. On these days, churches have an opportunity to remember those who are living - current members of the armed forces and veterans who make up our congregations and communities. Thank you to Kori Pacyniak from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut for getting us started by sharing a list of resources for Memorial Day.
Links to free Advent resources, calendars and devotions, reflections; St. Nicholas Day; and preparing for Christmas visitors at your church.
RenewalWorks grew out of the Diocese of Chicagos Episcopal Spiritual Life Renewal Program. Facilitator Clarence Langdon describes the process developed for congregations.
Every parish has the potential of a devastating disaster. Are you prepared? These resources may help.
In this new era the vestry and all leader groups will seek to give the congregation the gift of missional leadership. The governance functions in this agenda are concentrated, allowing greater time for the development of an atmosphere of discipleship formation in the church so that the people will be equipped to serve the world in the Name of Christ.
Is your congregation prepared for a crisis? Do you have a written, easy to access guide for dealing with a crisis? Are your staff and congregational leaders familiar with/trained to deal with a crisis should it arise?
DayPack is a free tool from the American Bible Society that makes it easy for churches to schedule and send a week’s worth of Biblical passages by text message.
Resources on ECF Fellow Rosa Lindahl Mallow's innovative work in Florida to merge three very different congregations into one: large suburban, Latino storefront, and small financially struggling.